Whether it’s a tight deadline at work, planning a wedding, moving, challenges at home, or the upcoming holiday season, life can get pretty stressful. Between the busyness, overwhelm, and lack of sleep, that tension begins to take its toll: Inflammation rises, the immune system gets battered, emotions are rocky, belly fat may accumulate, and digestion starts to go awry. These are the times we need our healthy habits the most and also when it’s easiest to let them go. Since stress is an inevitability, here are eight ways to stay healthy — even when your life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams — in eight minutes or less:
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